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DC Universe content is ‘migrating‘ to HBO Max

Over the last week, a WarnerMedia shake up at the executive level was followed by significant layoffs, affecting a ‘majority‘ of the people working for the DC Universe streaming service. Former Hulu exec and now WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar explained...

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Trump orders TikTok owner to sell its US business

Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday evening that would require the Chinese owner of TikTok to sell off the its business in the United States in the next 90 days. The order cites national security concerns, and would undo the ByteDance‘s 201...

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An Alphabet company is designing a road for autonomous cars in Michigan

The state of Michigan wants to build the autonomous roadway of the future. Normally that in itself would be interesting enough, but there‘s also the company it‘s partnering with to make the project a reality. The state will work with a firm called Ca...

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Engadget Podcast: All about the Surface Duo and Galaxy Watch 3

This week was dominated by Microsoft‘s Surface Duo news, with the company finally unveiling full details and availability info for its dual-screen device since it was first showed off last year. Cherlynn and Devindra discuss why this is such a compel...

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Facebook is the latest tech giant to blast Apple‘s ‘App Store tax‘

Facebook has become the latest company to rally against Apple‘s fees for in-app purchases. The social network announced a new update, aimed at small business, which will allow business owners to charge for online events.With the update, business own...

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These AI-generated tennis matches are both eerie and impressive

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, there was no Wimbledon Championship this year. But that didn‘t stop a team of researchers from Stanford University simulating the annual tournament with the help of artificial intelligence. The team trained their A...

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How QAnon went mainstream

When Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene won a primary contest for a Georgia House seat, it made national headlines for more reasons than a hard-fought campaign. The victory will also likely give her the distinction of being one of the first members of...

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Clearview AI wins an ICE contract as it prepares to defend itself in court

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week signed a deal with Clearview AI to licence the facial recognition company‘s technology. According to a federal purchase order unearthed by the nonprofit Tech Inquiry (via The Verge), an ICE mission...

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‘Apex Legends‘ season six trailer offers a peek at Rampart‘s abilities

Although Respawn hasn‘t detailed all of the newest Apex Legends character‘s abilities just yet, a season six gameplay trailer offers a peek at the tricks Rampart has up her sleeve. It seems she can place down barriers and turrets with which she and h...

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This week‘s best deals: Amazon Fire tablets, Apple MacBook Pro and more

A bunch of the newest laptops, tablets and other gadgets are discounted this week. Amazon slashed the prices of its latest Fire tablets to all-time lows and you can still grab a few of Apple‘s latest MacBook Pros while they‘re hundreds of dollars off...

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EA is rebranding Origin and Access subscriptions as EA Play

EA is rebranding its Access and Origin Access subscription services. Starting August 18th, EA Access and Origin Access Basic will be known as EA Play, and Origin Access Premier will be called EA Play Pro. The services will have a fresh look too, the...

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Apple may offer half-off CBS All Access and Showtime bundle for TV+

Apple is still looking for ways to promote its Apple TV+ streaming service. Its next attempt may be to offer subscribers a discounted CBS All Access and Showtime bundle. People familiar with the plans told Bloomberg the new bundle could launch as ear...

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USPS appears to be retiring vital machines ahead of mail-in ballot surge

The United States Postal Service is reportedly retiring mail sorting machines. According to Postmaster general Louis DeJoy, the agency is in a ‘dire‘ financial situation, citing significant falls in mail volume, ‘a broken business model‘ and an inade...

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Ubisoft fires Assassin‘s Creed creative director amid misconduct allegations

Ubisoft has fired Ashraf Ismail, the former creative director of Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla, in the wake of misconduct allegations. Ismail stepped down from his role on the game in June, though he remained with the company. A fan publicly accused him...

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A third of TikTok‘s US users may be 14 years old or younger

TikTok is clearly popular with younger users, which is part of the reason it‘s appealing to advertisers and potential buyers. But just how young are TikTok users? According to The New York Times, as much as a third of TikTok‘s 49 million users in the...

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Lenovo‘s 7-inch Google-powered smart display is only 75 at Best Buy

There are a number of Google smart displays available now, made by the company itself and third-party manufacturers. They all house the Google Assistant but each has their own flare, and now you can get one of Lenovo‘s Google smart displays for less....

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Galaxy Watch 3 review: The best non-Apple smartwatch

Samsung has made many, many smartwatches. And through all that experience the company has refined its Tizen software so much that it has completely ditched Google‘s Wear OS. The Galaxy Watch 3 is the latest effort to keep up with reigning smartwatch...

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Google stops responding to data requests from Hong Kong authorities

Google will no longer respond directly to data requests from Hong Kong authorities, the company announced today. The decision is in response to the national security law that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong in early July, The Washington Post reports. Go...

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At 25, Internet Explorer‘s legacy has never been more relevant

Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer turns 25 this week. It‘s had a long and controversial life, starting out as an upstart web browser that grew to global dominance, before winding up a punchline. Its quarter-century anniversary comes at an interesting tim...

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Amazon can be held liable for defective third-party products, court rules

A California state appeals court has ruled that Amazon can be held liable for damages and injuries caused by faulty products sold on its third-party marketplace. The decision is for a lawsuit filed by Angela Bolger, who purchased a replacement laptop...

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Huge video game companies are exposing Apple‘s iOS hypocrisy

Tim Sweeney finally made good on his word. Epic Games is suing Apple over anticompetitive practices, after a calculated act of disobedience forced the App Store to block Fortnite from the iOS platform. On August 13th, Fortnite developers introduced a...

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Engadget Podcast: All about the Surface Duo and Galaxy Watch Active 3

This week was dominated by Microsoft‘s Surface Duo news, with the company finally unveiling full details and availability info for its dual-screen device since it was first showed off last year. Cherlynn and Devindra discuss why this is such a compel...

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Pinterest employees are staging a walkout after discrimination allegations

Pinterest employees are planning a walkout today at 1PM PST following discrimination allegations by several former employees. In a Medium post and NY Times article, former COO Franoise Brougher said she was fired over issues over gender discriminati...

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Snapchat‘s latest custom Lenses are designed for dancing videos

Snap has updated its Lens Studio platform so artists and developers can create custom Lenses - the company‘s term for AR experiences - that leverage full body tracking. Snapchat‘s maker has created two templates, Full Body Triggers and Full Body Atta...

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